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Students explore the Earth's crust. In this earth science lesson plan, students participate in 2 activities that demonstrate physical and chemical weathering. Students also play Jeopardy with topics including volcanoes, earthquakes, weathering, glaciers, and plate tectonics.
Eighth graders describe how stress builds up in the Earth's crust by the movement of tectonic plates. In groups, they relate the three types of stresses to the types of plate movements and explain how the stress causes faults to form. They create their own models to demonstrate the plate movements.
Young scientists explore the Earth from the inside out. The Earth's inner and outer core are studied, as are the movements of the tectonic plates that are the cause of so many earthquakes and volcanos. This nine-page plan contains many excellent worksheets and activities that are age-appropriate for first graders. This is an ambitious topic to cover for such young learners, but I believe this lesson is written in just the right manner.
Students read an online article about an earthquake and follow up with a series of discussion questions about earthquakes. They answer questions in their science journals about continental drift, plate tetonics, and their influence on earthquakes. They draw diagrams and label the layers of earth in their notebooks.
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and more! An entire year's earth science curriculum is assessed by taking this exam.
Students write a praise chorus and discover the composition of the Earth's crust. In this Biblical creation and the Earth's crust lesson, students read a praise passage from Psalms and perform a choral reading. Students discuss the gifts God created in the Earth and the layers beneath their feet.